WWE.com has compiled a list of the greatest families in the history of the WWE, and three women are among them.
Luna’s family was highlighted for her accomplishments as well as those of her father, uncle and aunt:
One wrestling family that no one wanted to mess with was the Vachons. Led by brothers “Mad Dog” Maurice and “Butcher” Paul, the unpredictability of both men was well known in the industry. For four decades, The Brothers Vachon wreaked havoc everywhere they went. Maurice was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010. In addition, there were two female Vachon family members. Vivian Vachon was the sister of Maurice and Paul, and was a successful competitor mainly in the ’70s. And, of course, there was Paul’s daughter, Luna, whose unforgettable looks and volatility made her one of the most successful females in WWE rings in the ’90s.
The list honors Natalya for carrying on the Hart legacy left behind by her father Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and her uncle Bret Hart:
The Harts’ legacy began with patriarch Stu Hart’s founding of Calgary’s Stampede Wrestling in 1948, continued with Stu’s son, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, becoming one of the most beloved WWE Champions of all time and remains with Bret’s niece, Natalya, staking claim on the Divas roster.
The Hart Foundation first debuted in WWE during the 1980s when Bret and his brother-in-law, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, Natalya’s father, battled Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid, who also became members of the family by marriage. At Survivor Series 1993, Bret and his brothers Owen, Keith and Bruce were victorious as a team, and Owen later defeated Bret in the main event of WrestleMania X. In 1997, The Hart Foundation was reborn with Bret, Owen, Neidhart and Davey Boy.
Twelve years later, the family reemerged in WWE as The Hart Dynasty , including Natalya and Davey Boy’s son, David Hart Smith. And today, Natalya continues to represent the Harts’ storied legacy in WWE.
Topping the list, Stephanie’s accomplishments and marriage to Triple H are recognized the extension of the McMahon lineage:
Not just sports-entertainment’s greatest promoter, but one of the genre’s biggest stars, the mastermind behind WrestleMania’s in-ring battles with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin brought his company record television ratings and box-office receipts. His kids pitched in too as both Shane and Stephanie McMahon were key players in the squared circle and at the corporate offices. With Stephanie’s 2003 marriage to Triple H, the family lineage extended to include not only sports-entertainment’s greatest minds, but one of the ring’s biggest legends.
You can view the full list on WWE.com.
Who’s your favorite wrestling family?